Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Climate-Action-Wind-Turbine-at-the-North-Sea--27MZIFLWIKQ7.htmlConceptually similarClimate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQPCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQTCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQUCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQQCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQGCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQHCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQRCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KRQCompleted★★★★Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea GP01KQOCompleted★★★★View AllGP01KQFClimate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea Greenpeace activists place the first offshore wind turbine, named Greenblades, at the North Sea. The banner on the Greenpeace ship reads "Stop CO2 windenergy now!".In original language:Klimaatactie Windmolen op de Noordzee Greenpace actievoerders plaatsen de eerste windmolen, genaamd Greenblades, op de Noordzee. Op het spandoek van het Greenpeace schip staat "Stop CO2 windenergy now!".Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-North SeaDate:25 Jul, 2001Credit:© Greenpeace / Bas BeentjesMaximum size:1300px X 1982pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Boats-Carbon dioxide symbol-Climate (campaign title)-Climbing actions-Day-Energy-Greenpeace activists-Greenpeace ships-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Seas-Wind energy-Wind turbines-YellowShoot:Climate Action Wind Turbine at the North Sea the NetherlandsGreenpeace places the first offshore wind turbine, named Greenblades, at the North Sea. With the help of a crane ship a 37,5 kilometres long pile is anchored in the sea-floor at around 23 kilometres offshore of Zandvoort. On top of it a 15 metres high wind turbine will be placed. Greenpeace has chosen this specific location, because within some days at this same spot a drilling platform of Clyde Petroleum will drill for gas. With this action Greenpeace urges the Dutch government to invest in wind turbines instead of oil and gas extraction at the North Sea. The Dutch government dawdles for years now with the execution of the plans for wind energy. The procedures for licenses for nearshore and offshore wind farms develop very slowly. This contrasts sharply with the possibilities for oil and gas companies. In addidtion the government stimulates the gas exploration with one hundred million of Dutch guilders a year. To point out the possibilities of wind power, a computer system sends out an email every day to the government, parliament and the energy suppliers with information about the saved CO2. Greenpeace states we cannot wait a day longer with the execution of the climate agreements assigned in Bonn last week. It is urgent that we stop with fossil fuel energy and invest in wind power to stop the dangerous climate change. The Netherlands can achieve the CO2 aims if we among other things develop offshore wind energy. At this moment the North Sea still offers space to an enormous oil and gas industry and it's time this space is taken by wind energy. Clyde Petroleum has taken legal action and unfortunately Greenpeace is summoned to remove the wind turbine some days later.